Welcome to Area 7

Serving Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Festival 2022

2022 Festival
Duluth, MN, June 9-12

Happenings

Virtual Directors Seminar, November 7, 9:00-12:30

The first ever Area 7 Virtual Directors Seminar is an opportunity to think outside the box and explore concepts to help you rethink how your handbell program functions in 2020 and beyond. Ringers and conductors are welcome to attend. There will be something for...

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Bell Tree Virtual Event, November 14, 9:00-12:30

As handbells get reintroduced to worship services either in person or virtual, bell tree is a great way to extend the capability of ringers. Join us for a journey from “new to bell trees” through “bell tree creativity” to “exploring bell tree and choir music”. Learn...

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2020 Election Results

2020 Election Results The 2020 Election of Area 7 Board members concluded May 31. Please join us in congratulating Secretary Denean Smith and Treasurer-elect Sally Sterk. Denean will be serving her second term as Secretary. We thank Treasurer Deanna Clemen for her...

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Website Launch

During the Leadership Meeting at Festival 2018 there were many comments about the Area 7 website. We were planning a big reveal at Festival 2020 but instead you have found it. The address has not changed. http://area7.handbellmusicians.org Here are some of the...

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KidsRing 2021 Dates and Clinician Announced

KidsRing was such a success last fall that we hoped to bring it back in 2020!! However, we look forward to seeing all your youth bell choirs November 6th, 2021 at Church of the Epiphany in Plymouth. Sandy Mullaney has agreed to be our guest conductor again. The event...

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Connect with Fellow Ringers via Social Media

Do you have a handbell/handchime idea that you can’t wait to share? Are you looking for inspiration for an upcoming performance? Have you wondered how people meet other handbell enthusiasts across the globe? Your audience is as close as the nearest computer. In...

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Sub Area Definition

Who is my Sub-Area Chair and why should I know this? Handbell Musicians of America is divided into 12 geographical areas. Area 7 includes the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. Manitoba, Canada is also included in Area 7. Due to the number...

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Finding Others

How can I find other choirs around me?  This exists and you have access to it as a benefit of being a Handbell Musician of America member. Log-in to the National website and select the Members Only section from the upper right corner. In the left-hand navigation, under...

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